What to serve with pork steaks? If you haven’t had pork steaks, you need to try out this cut of pork. Pork is one of my go-to meats for weeknight dinners and smoking meat. Pork steaks are one of the least-known cuts that are amazing to eat and cook.
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I have found these cuts of meat to be easy to throw on the grill for weeknight dinners. With crazy work schedules and the kid’s schedules on weeknights, weeknight dinner spreads tend to be fast and easy recipes. Pork steaks are always flavorful and tend to cook fast on the grill, and even though I love a good pork steak, there is nothing wrong with juicy pork chops.
What is A pork Steak?
Not many people know what a pork steak is. A pork steak is a cut taken from the pork shoulder, ironically also one of my favorite cuts of pork to smoke. A pork steak is sometimes called a Boston Butt or a pork blade steak. I love that they are extraordinary by sautéing, grilling, smoking, or braising.
Since they are thin, they can be overcooked easily; cook until they reach 145F, and remove them from heat. I love how juicy and tender the meat of a pork steak is. But one perk is since the steak cut is thinner, it also cooks fast.
Southside Smoked Pork Steaks
Southside Smoked Pork Steaks have long been a local legend in Texas. If you are not familiar with Southside Market was started in 1882 in Elgin, TX. The passion for pork steaks is more prevalent in the Central Texas region, and while it is cut from Boston Butt, which is the meat also used for pulled pork. So that means tender meat. Like beef steak, they have fat marbling that makes for juicy and tender pork.
Now while I love to smoke my pork steaks, there are times I don’t have time for smoking at night, and I want a quick dinner to throw on the grill. I love getting amazing-tasting smoked pork steaks from Southside Market to pull from the freezer and grill up for dinner. Bonus points they mail it right to your doorstep frozen so that you can put them right in the freezer. I also highly recommend the sausages and sausage slammers.
A little bit about their pork steaks themselves they are sold in a 2, 4, or 6-pack of steaks. They are gluten-free, and no msg in them as well. All steaks come fully cooked and smoked, so all you are doing is reheating, and on average are 1.5-2 lbs each. Each steak is individually packaged, making it easy for last-minute dinners.
Southside Market products For big game
With the big game coming up on February 12 Southside Market has amazing products that require no prep work that you can serve up at your tailgating party. With the game being at 3:30pm in my time zone we will be doing an late dinner, and personally the pork steaks with leftover tailgating food sounds amazing!
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- Baby Back Ribs
- Smoked Pork Steaks
- Smoked Turkey Breast– While I love smoking my turkey, this was pretty tasty! I loved that all I had to do was heat and serve!
- Original Beef Sausage– One of my favorites to use in recipes or to just eat in a bun!
- Sausage Slammers– Always a hit with the guys for tailgating! I love that there is no prep to this just thaw and throw on the grill. (Seriously one of my favorites see my post-> here)
how to grill pork steaks
If reheating the Southside Pork steaks wrap them in foil and place them on a BBQ pit/grill over indirect heat (300°F) until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
For smoking pork steaks that are not fully cooked pork steaks on the grill, coat the pork steaks with olive oil and seasonings before cooking them on the grill. You will want an internal temperature of 145 on your pork steaks. (You can see my post -> here)
Pasta Salads To Serve With Pork Steaks
- Smoked Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad Recipe– Smoke your deviled eggs to add a nice smoky flavor to this pasta dish. Easy to make to take to any cookout or bbq!
- Bacon Pasta Ranch Pasta Salad– Bacon and ranch combine to make this fantastic pasta salad! The homemade ranch sauce adds flavor to this dish.
Potato Salads To serve With Pork Steaks
- Smoked Potato Salad– Use smoked potatoes to make this tasty twist on a classic potato salad. The smoke flavor adds a fantastic flavor to the dish.
- Easy Homemade Potato Salad– Easy to make traditional potato salad that will be a crowd pleaser.
- Loaded Potato Salad–A delicious twist on a loaded potato into salad form. Make this the day before to allow the flavor to set in fully.
Smoked Side Dishes to Serve With Pork Steak
There are no best side dishes to smoke, but almost all side dishes can be smoked, making them ideally the perfect side dish to go with smoked pork steaks. I love a good, easy recipe for a side dish; it can make dinner easy at the end of a busy workday. See my collection of smoked side dishes! (see post -> here)
- Smoked Baked Potatoes-Throw baking potatoes on the smoker to make an easy smoked, baked potato! These are tasty and don’t take long to make on the smoker; you don’t heat the house, just season with sea salt or garlic salt to add flavor.
- Smoked Loaded Cheesy Potatoes– This is a perfect side dish to make with any meat! Use cheddar cheese in these for amazing flavor and complete a delicious meal.
- Classic Smoked Green Bean Casserole– This is a side dish that gets made with every holiday dinner, but sometimes it just sounds tasty with a T-Bone or Ribeye Steak! This is one way to keep the kitchen cool in the summer or oven-free for holiday baking.
Grilled Side Dishes To serve With Pork steaks
- Grilled Corn On The Cob– This is so easy to make on the grill. Dehusk your corn on the cob, butter, season, and wrap in foil to throw on the grill! One of the best sides for grilling.
- Grilled Zucchini– Use a bit of olive oil with seasoning to grill zucchini right on your bbq! The grill marks and the bbq make for an amazing grilled side dish!
Other Side Dishes To Pair With Pork Steaks
- Instant Pot Loaded Baked Beans– Use your instant pot to whip up loaded baked beans in no time! So much flavor and it is so easy to make as well.
- Oven Roasted Acorn Squash– Use brown sugar, maple syrup, and butter to make this great side dish! You can also sprinkle with some cinnamon if you want to.
- Baked Sweet Potatoes In Air Fryer-Use your air fryer to make baked sweet potatoes; these are a tasty twist on a baked potato! You can top it with sour cream or sweet toppings like marshmallows, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
- Crockpot Corn Pudding– Have this corn pudding cooking in the crockpot to pair with dinner. So tasty and the perfect side dish.
- Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts-Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts are sweet, tangy, and caramelized to perfection! Perfect healthy side dish.